Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bloglovin' Review!

Hello Everyone! I just found out that Google Follower Connect (GFC) is going away. Well, I didn't just find out....I've just been to lazy to post about it before now. So I would like to invite all of my wonderful followers to start following me on Bloglovin' before Google Followers disappears into the pages of history forever! (Sorry, I just had to be a little dramatic there!) If you are like me, you want to get all the facts before you sign up or switch over to something new, so I thought I would practice my review skills and do a Bloglovin' review, that way you can get all the facts and decide for yourself. Here we go!

First Impression: As the saying goes, The first impression is the one that sticks. Your first impression of Bloglovin' totally depends on what kind of blog posts they are displaying on their front page. Let me warn you, if today was my first day of checking this site out, I probably would not have signed up. : / Hopefully you understand what I mean. So the best thing to do is hurry up and sign up without looking to long at whatever blog posts they are displaying at the time of your arrival. First impression is definitely not a big plus.

Signing Up: The signing up process is definitely easy. No adds or such to deal with.  The best thing to do when you first sign in is to click on the top right hand corner where it shows your username and click "My Blog" from the drop down menu. The instructions for claiming your blog are very clear and easy to do.

Follow Your Blogs: The second thing I would recommend is setting up all the blogs you follow in your account. I started out doing it the hard typing in every blog title and clicking follow. But if you click the drop down menu again and click "following", there should be a button that allows you to sync the blogs you follow on GFC with Bloglovin' which is WAY easier than typing in all the blogs you follow! So the whole setting up process is amazingly easy to do and the instructions are very clear.

The Design: Once you are signed in and all set up, the overall look of your account is very refreshing. It's not crowded and filled with adds. It is also not big and fancy, which is why I like it.....very quiet and refreshing. I give the designing a big thumbs up!

Gadgets: The gadgets they provide and all that fancy extra stuff that us tech. people love is very moderate and useful. I love the way you can split up blogs into groups. It is also very nice how you can type in the name of a certain blog you follow or post name and it will pull it up for you. You can also set up your own profile with your picture and such, so that when people type in your blog they can read all about you and your blog. (If you want that) So far so good.

 Buttons/Counters: Then we come to the buttons. I am extremely displeased with their selection. The first two buttons are just plain awful! (I wont go into any more detail) This leaves one more button. The last button is of the Eiffel Tower. I thought the Eiffel Tower was very cute and the way it flashes made it an "attention grabber", but it being that I am not a big Eiffel Tower type person, it was not fit for my blog.

 Follow on Bloglovin

 So that left me with the plain 'ol "Follow this blog with bloglovin'" rectangle.

Follow on Bloglovin

 The counters that they had were also very plain but at least they had two different colors, unlike the button, so I at least had a choice.

Follow on Bloglovin

The button and counter selection was highly disappointing to me, so much that I am considering making my own "Follow With Bloglovin'" button.

Updates: Last but not least, Bloglovin' sends you an email every day with all the new posts that have come out from the blogs you follow. I do not really use this much right now since GFC is still available. The only thing I do not prefer about this, is that they only send you one email a day, so whenever another blog publishes a new post, you must go into your Bloglovin' account to view it....or wait until the next day for the next email.  I still like receiving the emails anyway since I will need them when GFC goes away.

So in conclusion to this review, I definitely think the good outweighs the bad and once you sign up you are in for a fun experience. So if you are wanting a more advanced way to follow your blogs I would absolutely recommend Bloglovin'. And please keep in mind, that GFC ends July 1st, (If I am wrong someone please correct me) so you may just have to swap anyway.  I hope y'all have a great day!

So long friends!
     Evangela Grace

1 comment:

  1. I know! Isn't that just so strange? I can't believe that they are taking Friends Connect Away!! :(
    Your tagged, by the way!!

    Melody xoxo


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